As part of a secret government program, the Facility created a child using the genetic code of the X-Men called Wolverine. She came to be named Laura Kinney, otherwise known as X-23 (designated such as the 23rd attempt at a Wolverine cloning experiment) with Dr. Sarah Kinney as her mother. Although she was made to be a weapon, Laura Kinney was trained by a sensei who showed her kindness, but overall she had never known love nor affection from her creators, who viewed as nothing more than a tool. One day, Laura was forced to kill her mother due to Trigger 42 and this caused her great grief. After escaping the Facility, X-23 later became a prostitute on the streets of New York City while living with a community of other mutants. X-23 then met her biological father, Wolverine, and soon afterward enrolled at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters as a student.